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‘Bright’ Is An Abysmal Mash-Up Of ‘Legend Of Zelda’ & ‘Training Day’ [Review]

If director David Ayer isn’t making an action thriller movie about cops — writing “Training Day,” “Dark Blue” and “S.W.A.T.” and directing “Harsh Times,” “Street Kings” and “End Of Watch” — nearly always centered around the Lapd, gangbangers and crime in South Central La where he lived for some time, the filmmaker is crafting ultramasculine movies about men with guns (“Sabotage”) and the bonds and battles that bind brotherhood (“Fury”).

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Bright Review: Will Smith Delivers a Gritty Fairy Tale Smackdown

Netflix raises the streaming stakes with the release of the $90 million dollar actioner, Bright. Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad,Fury) and starring Will Smith, Bright is a high concept flick that combines multiple genres. It's a gritty, ultra-violent cop drama mixed with fantasy elements. The film is set in present day Los Angeles, but in a world where humans, orcs, and elves coexist. Bright transposes the racial and economic strife between races to species. Orcs are a subjugated working class, elves have the money, while humans are caught in between. Let's not forget faeries, which are relegated to annoying house pests. It's a fascinating premise that plays out with far less intrigue.

Will Smith plays veteran Lapd beat cop, Lieutenant Daryl Ward. He's counting down the days to his pension when the top brass assign Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), the first orc police officer, as his partner. The pair
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‘Bright’ Trailer: Will Smith is Not Here to Make Friends [Comic-Con 2017]

‘Bright’ Trailer: Will Smith is Not Here to Make Friends [Comic-Con 2017]
David Ayer is no stranger to depicting cops on film. He’s made some good, gritty and dirty crime thrillers with End of Watch and Street Kings. Cops and Los Angeles fit comfortably in the filmmaker’s wheelhouse. It’s a world and genre he knows well. Ayer has now made another cop movie, Bright, which stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. They’re playing partners, […]

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Suicide Squad 2 Targets The Shallows Director Jaume Collet-Serra

Just a few months after rumors of Mel Gibson directing Suicide Squad 2 surfaced, it seems the studio has set their sights on another filmmaker. Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Unknown and Run All Night for Warner Bros., is reportedly the studio's top choice to take the helm on this sequel. Warner Bros. reportedly looked at a number of directors, including Mel Gibson, for this coveted directorial gig, but sources claim the studio is focused on putting Jaume Collet-Serra in the director's chair for this superhero sequel.

Deadline broke the news of Jaume Collet-Serra's potential involvement today, which comes just four months after the studio locked in a new Suicide Squad 2 writer, with Adam Cozad (The Legend of Tarzan) coming aboard to write the screenplay. Original Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed last summer, just days after the first movie hit theaters, that he was already working on the story for the sequel.
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Suicide Squad’s David Ayer in talks to direct Scarface

Tony Sokol May 22, 2017

The Scarface remake looks like it has a new director, as David Ayer enters talks...

Suicide Squad director David Ayer is in early talks to direct and write Universal’s new take on the gangster classic Scarface. Ayer steps in for Antoine Fuqua, who couldn’t fit the film into his schedule, given his current commitment to making The Equalizer 2.

Scarface will follow the rise and fall of a Mexican gangster. It will star Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the bad immigrant made worse. It will be set in the El Sereno area of South Los Angeles

Ayer has form in the genre. Before Suicide Squad he directed the gritty crime films End Of Watch, Hard Times and Street Kings. He also wrote the screenplay for Training Day. Right now, he's currently directing and producing Bright, which will also star Will Smith,
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Scarface Remake Targets Suicide Squad Director David Ayer

Scarface Remake Targets Suicide Squad Director David Ayer
Universal is trucking along with it's Scarface reboot, despite some very vocal fans declaring it blasphemous. Today, we have word that Suicide Squad director David Ayer is getting ready to take on the project. So, what exactly does that mean for Gotham City Sirens over at DC?

The 1983 version of Scarface is a rare beast in cinema. It has gone beyond being 'just a movie' to being a way of life. It's almost a religion in the same way that Star Wars has become one. And though it depicts an Italian gangster's rise and fall, the hip hop community has gravitated to its messages of wealth and power the most. The new Scarface is not delving into Black culture, though. This new take will follow the rise and fall of a Mexican gangster, giving it a whole new spin.

And who better to capture that than director David Ayer, who
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Disney's Dumbo Targets Michael Keaton as the Villain

Now that Disney has settled on Colin Farrell to replace Will Smith in Dumbo, the studio is setting their sights on another actor to play the primary villain. The studio has entered into negotiations with Michael Keaton to play the bad guy, joining a cast that also includes Danny De Vito and Eva Green. This project will mark the first time that Michael Keaton has worked with director Tim Burton since the 1992 superhero sequel Batman Returns. Both the actor and director's careers were launched with back-to-back hits in the late 1980s, Beetlejuice in 1988 and Batman in 1989.

Variety reports that Michael Keaton will play a circus owner who acquires a much smaller circus, owned by Danny DeVito's character, so he can exploit the lovable elephant Dumbo and his mother. Earlier reports claimed that the villain's name is Vandermere, but that hasn't been confirmed at this time. Colin Farrell will play
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Maybe Inspired By His Appearance in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ Common Books Lead in Revenge Thriller with “Hyper-Intense Shootouts”

To the chagrin of some of you, Common continues to enjoy a thriving acting career; the man’s constantly working! Including significant roles in recent years, in films like “Smokin’ Aces,” “Street Kings,” “American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Just Wright,” “Barbershop: The… Continue Reading →
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Common Takes on L.A.-Based Thriller Quick Draw

Common Takes on L.A.-Based Thriller Quick Draw
It was revealed today that Common (John Wick: Chapter 2, Suicide Squad, Run All Night, Selma, Now You See Me) will star in a new revenge action thriller titled Quick Draw from Content Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura - producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise, Deepwater Horizon, Shooter, and the GI Joe franchise among others.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film. Featuring hyper intense shoot-outs, choreographed car chases, and lightning fast hand-to-hand combat, the action in Quick Draw plays out across the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the film with Content Media's Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt, through his Greenlit Creative company. In addition to producing Quick Draw, Content Media is handling worldwide sales, while CAA will handle USA. Lorenzo di Bonaventura said this.

"Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us.
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Common to star in Content’s 'Quick Draw'

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Common to star in Content’s 'Quick Draw'
Revenge action thriller teams Content Media with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Common, currently starring alongside Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 will play the lead in Quick Draw, which is set to begin shooting this summer.

Content produces and handles international sales, while CAA represents Us rights.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film, which plays out across the mean streets of Los Angeles and according to Content’s representatives will feature “intense shoot-outs, choreographed car chases, and lightning fast hand-to-hand combat”.

di Bonaventura serevs as producer with Content Media’s Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt through his Greenlit Creative company.

Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us,” di Bonaventura, whose tentpole credits as producer include the Transformers franchise including June 23 release Transformers: The Last Knight, Deepwater Horizon, Shooter, Red, and GI Joe, said.

“The narrative he creates is incredibly rich and while
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Common to Star in Revenge Action-Thriller ‘Quick Draw’

Common to Star in Revenge Action-Thriller ‘Quick Draw’
Common will star in the revenge action-thriller “Quick Draw” from “Transformers” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film, which will start shooting this summer and be set on “the mean streets of Los Angeles.” It will feature intense shootouts, choreographed car chases, and fast hand-to-hand combat.

Di Bonaventura is producing the film with Content Media’s Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt, through his Greenlit Creative company. Content Media is handling worldwide sales, while CAA will handle U.S. rights.


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Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us,” Di Bonaventura said. “The narrative he creates is incredibly rich and while intense action defines this movie, the story is also very much character driven. I’m very excited to work with Common, as well as our partners from Content Media,
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Bright Teaser: Fantasy Meets Reality In New Will Smith Film From Director David Ayer

David Ayer has had quite the career thus far. He had his start writing such films as U-571, and the original Fast and the Furious film. From there, he hit his most high profile picture yet when he wrote Training Day, a film that would go on to be praised as one of Denzel Washington’s best performances yet.

In the mid-2000s, Ayer transition into directing, and over the next decade or so, he would establish himself as a helmer of violent dramas that include Street Kings, End of Watch, Sabotage, and Fury. Last year, his most high profile film yet, Suicide Squad hit theaters, and despite making all kinds of money at the box office, it was met with widespread ridicule from critics and fans. Regardless of what you thought of the film, however, there was little denying that he was a talented director. And like any good director,
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How Common Prepared For John Wick: Chapter 2 & Gives Awesome Green Lantern Tidbit

Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, has come quite a long way since I first remember him rapping in the 90s. Not to say that his music career is something to sneeze at, in fact he won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a Grammy for his collaboration with John Legend on the song "Glory" in the movie Selma. However, Common has more recently been stretching out his acting wings, and he has been quite proficient in his roles.

I did not even realize that he played in Hell On Wheels, until I saw the opening credits around the mid point of season one. He also played in American Gangster, Terminator Salvation, Smokin' Aces, Wanted, and Street Kings. Oh, and let's not forget his "lengthy" role in Suicide Squad where he learned that looking at Harley Quinn is not the best idea in the world. One thing you may notice about these films,
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‘Fargo’ or ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’? You Have to Pick a Side: IndieWire Emmys Endorsements (Limited Series)

‘Fargo’ or ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’? You Have to Pick a Side: IndieWire Emmys Endorsements (Limited Series)
Limited Series

American Crime


The Night Manager

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


IndieWire’s Vote: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

As the great Ed Harris once said, “You gotta take a side.” And this year, you’ve got to choose between “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo.” Sure, “The Night Manager” was a solid throwback thriller and “Roots” justified its reimagining with one helluva run (while “American Crime” remains a dangerously misguided acting exercise), but these two standout entries would be easy choices if they weren’t competing against each other. Noah Hawley’s second season was even bolder than his first, but we’ve got to stick with our TCA pals and back “The People.” Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski’s anthology did what many deemed impossible by making O.J. relevant again, and the craft applied to
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Linda Cardellini Cast In Submarine Thriller Hunter Killer

Linda Cardellini has joined the upcoming action thriller Hunter Killer and, at the present time, appears to be the only woman in the cast. The film is a submarine movie based on the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith, and is to be the first big budget, high profile project of director Donovan Marsh (Avenged). The high profile comes from the casting of leading actors Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman.

Gerard Butler will play an American submarine commander, who is sent into Russian waters to rescue the Russian President (Gary Oldman), who is caught in the midst of an armed coup. Also in the cast are Toby Stephens, Billy Bob Thornton, Common, Ryan McPartlin, and Gabriel Chavarria. Linda Cardellini will play Jane Norquist – a senior Nsa analyst and Russia expert. So, in other words, she gets to sit in an office talking to a speaker phone, while
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Review: Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' Squanders an Impressive DC Ensemble

Written and directed by David Ayer (of Fury, End of Watch, Street Kings, and Harsh Times previously), Suicide Squad sounds like it should be a very fun movie. A secret government agency recruits incarcerated super-villains (from DC Comics lore) to carry out high-risk black ops missions in exchange for reduced sentences? It's The Dirty Dozen with Harley Quinn and the Joker and a few other bad guys, what could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, everything. While the premise is intriguing, the movie is unfortunately an incoherent, aggressively dull mess that squanders an impressive ensemble cast of characters. Based on the DC series by John Ostrander, Suicide Squad begins with Amanda Waller, a ruthless Us intelligence officer played by Viola Davis, hand-picking bad guys from the notorious Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary, a facility designed to hold the "worst of the worst." Her team, Task Force X, includes Deadshot (Will Smith
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Suicide Squad review

Ryan Lambie Published Date Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 05:29

Marching to the rattle of machine gun fire and an ever-present mixtape of 60s and 70s rock, along comes writer-director David Ayer’s starry Suicide Squad to see out the summer season. Like a comic book-tinted Dirty Dozen, it introduces a band of criminals and misfits pressed into service as heroes by Amanda Waller (a glowering Viola Davis) - a government operative well versed in “getting people to act against their own self-interest.”

There are dark forces at work in Midway City, and so it’s up to sharp-shooting assassin Deadshot (Will Smith), crazed ex-psychiatrist Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and a bunch of other “psychotics and freaks” to bring order out of chaos. The only trouble is, neither Deadshot nor the rest of his motley crew - which also counts Aussie thief Boomerang (Jai Courtney) man-eating monster Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and
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Scarlett Johansson's Ghost In The Shell Adds The Wolverine Actress Rila Fukushima

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Rila Fukushima has officially signed on for DreamWorks' Ghost In The Shell, which is the first live-action film adaptation of the popular Japanese manga of the same name. The report provided no further details on her character, but there's a chance she could be one of the members of Section 9. She'll join a cast headlined by Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) as the Major and that also features Pilou Asbæk (Game Of Thrones), Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire), Takeshi Kitano (Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen), and Juliette Binoche (Godzilla). Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing with a script from Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) & Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Fukushima is undoubtedly best known for her work in James Mangold's The Wolverine, where she starred along X-Men mainstay Hugh Jackman. She also appeared in the fifth season of HBO's hit fantasy
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Pantelion's New Spanish-Language Comedy 'No Maches Frida' Debuts Poster and Trailer

Pantelion, the leading distributor of Latino-oriented theatrical releases stateside, is ready to score another box-office success during this year's Labor Day weekend, which has proven to be a particularly profitable date for them. Following last year's animated hit "Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos," a new Spanish-language comedy titled "No Manches Friday," starring Omar Chaparro ("Compadres") and Martha Higareda ("Street Kings"), is set to captivate audiences both in Mexico and the U.S. Directed by Spanish helmer Nacho G. Velilla, "No Manches Frida" is a remake of the highly successful German film "F... You Goethe."

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The film opens nationwide on September 2nd, 2016.

The official synopsis reads as follows:

"No Manches Frida" is the story of Zequi (Omar Chaparro), a recently released bank robber who goes to recover stolen money buried by his ditzy accomplice before going to jail. They return to the site only to find that Frida Kahlo High has built a gymnasium over the loot. To get the money, he poses as a substitute teacher for a school that can’t seem to keep any teachers around. He meets the sweet and earnest Lucy (Martha Higareda), as well as an unruly classroom. Lucy and her fellow teachers (Fernanda Castillo and Adal Ramones) have no control over the students, and Zequi comes in ready to lay down the law- but he quickly finds out that life on the inside may havebeen easier to deal with than a school full of wild and rebellious teenagers.

Take a look at the official one-sheet poster and check out the trailer above.
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Four New 'Suicide Squad' Images For Your Viewing Pleasure

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A new calendar, featuring the characters from David Ayer's DC villain team-up flick Suicide Squad, is on the way. A preview for said calendar brings with it some new images. This is where your eyeballs come into play. You may now use them to scope the images, which I've amassed for your viewing pleasure below.

Do so:

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying,
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